narcolepsy :

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  • n  a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep
    he believes that narcolepsy is attributable to an inability to suppress REM sleep during waking

  • You'd think only someone suffering an advanced case of narcolepsy would be immune to them.
  • The latest addition to that budding pharmacopoeia is a narcolepsy drug called modafinil that was approved two years ago to help shift workers stay alert.
  • With that in mind, Farah is studying modafinil, a drug developed for narcolepsy that is prescribed off-label to patients with depression, ADHD or even jet lag.
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  • Pim Fortuyn in Science Daily (press release)
    These data make it clear that narcolepsy is not just a sleeping disorder, but a hypothalamic disease with a much broader symptom profile,said Dr. Fortuyn. "Hypocretin, the neurotransmitter that is lost in narcolepsy, has been implicated in...
  • Linda Schrenko in Online Athens
    A long list of things. I have narcolepsy. I have sleep apnea. I have a heart condition,Schrenko said, also listing problems with her back, circulatory system and pulmonary system.
  • Misty May-Treanor in Voice of America
    She is like the ultimate speed reader! I have, like, reading narcolepsy, where I read one page and I fall asleep,said Misty. "And she can roll through books like no other. That is kind of frustrating because I wish I could enjoy reading...

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